My Stocking OOPS!

This is a fun Nativity stocking that I had - only 1 left since I had originally made 4 and a friend of mine only needed 3 of them.  I had this stocking for sale in my craft shops online.

Stocking description:
Lovely printed Nativity panel used to create this quilted stocking. The sky is dark blue (nearly black), Nativity characters are multi-colored, and the top cuff is a slightly lighter blue with gold vines. Medium-sized stocking, 12 inches top to heel, 14 inches top to toe, 6 inch top opening, 9.5 inches at widest part of toe.
The front part of stocking is hand-quilted around all the nativity characters.   The stars at the top of the stocking are also hand-quilted with gold metallic thread, as are the details along the top cuff. 
The back of the stocking is a single layer of cheery Christmas fabric (not quilted), to avoid bulk in the seams.

I mentioned in the listing of the stocking that this one is one of a kind as it was made from a pre-printed panel from which the stocking pattern was cut, and I have not been able to locate the stocking panels since that stocking was made.  The panel made 4 stockings... so this was the last one of its kind.

I had this single stocking listed in 2 online shops, and sold it in one shop (YAY!), but I got busy with Christmas stuff and forgot to remove it from the other one... that was all good and well until...

The SAME stocking sold on Monday in the other shop... EEK!  OOPS!

So I had to recreate the stocking on Monday, not having the same panel from which I made the first!

Here is the replacement stocking... I had fabric from the same line that I used today to make a REPLACEMENT STOCKING. Instead of just a pre-printed stocking, this was made using a paper pattern that I just-so-happened to have made from the original stocking (it was a PERFECT size for making other stockings).  I took the cuff fabric off a completely different panel.

The scene on this stocking fabric is slightly different (more detail behind the people, fewer stars, less swirly top cuff) than the original but the stocking itself is the same size with the same care in construction - hand-quilted with metallic thread around the nativity characters, etc.

Here are details of the 2 stockings, side by side, for comparison.  Original on the left, replacement on the right:

Original vs Replacement Stocking

Detail of Nativity Characters
Original vs Replacement Stocking

Detail of top cuff
Original vs Replacement Stocking

back side of the stockings
Original vs Replacement Stocking

They are not exactly the same, obviously, but I think they are PRETTY darn close, especially considering that I had only a traced pattern of the stocking shape and a photo of the original stocking to work from. I'm so glad I had some of that fabric from the same line to work with, or it would not have happened at all.

Thankfully, the buyer was very gracious, and was pleased with the replacement!  PHEW!

Tell me what you think of the replacement stocking (i.e., the FIX to my OOPS!)!


KerrieLynn February 6, 2011 at 10:17 AM  

I think I probably would have done the same....the second stocking turned out great (I think I like it slightly better than the first).

~KerrieLynn ღೋ☙❁
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